Viki Global TV Signs Deal with TV Asahi To Exclusively Simulcast Innocent Lilies 2
San Francisco and Tokyo -- February 19, 2015 -- Viki, the global TV site powered by fans, has signed a deal with TV Asahi to simulcast Innocent Lilies 2. The second season of the hyper action battle series produced by TV Asahi and TOEI, the team behind Kamen Rider and the Power Rangers, will begin streaming worldwide outside of Japan on Viki in June.
Season one of Innocent Lilies is the first Japanese drama to reach the same popularity of Korean and Taiwanese dramas on Viki. The Viki community translated the series into 20+ languages in under 72 hours and seen by viewers in over 100 countries during its first week. To date, the show has been enjoyed over 10.3 million viewers and available in 37 languages.
“Innocent Lilies is one of the most popular Japanese shows we've streamed to date,” said Tammy Nam, CEO, Viki “We're thrilled to partner with TV Asahi and TOEI to make the next series quickly accessible to millions of fans in dozens of countries and languages.”
“We are very happy to deliver the sequel of “Innocent Lilies” which was very well received all over the world. This fantasy action film full of “Kitsch” and “Kawaii” is powered-up and back. The cast and crew cannot wait for the launch date on the June 13. This example of “Cool Japan Content” exceeds animation in Japan and the world. The show can be enjoyed by those who have not seen the first season of “Innocent Lilies” but it is even more enjoyable for those who have seen the previous series,” said Atsushi Kaji, Producer, TV Asahi.
Viki has a multi-year agreement with TV Asahi, one of Japan's highest rated networks, and is its first- global digital distribution partner for popular on-air and top-rated Japanese shows.
Viki is a global TV site with TV shows, movies and other premium content, translated into more than 200 languages by a community of avid fans. With 35 million viewers each month, nearly 29 million mobile app installs and over 800 million words translated, Viki uniquely brings global prime-time entertainment to new audiences and unlocks new markets and revenue opportunities for content owners. Viki was acquired by Japanese internet services giant Rakuten in September 2013. The company has offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo.
About Innocent Lilies 2
In the era of Idol competition, "Dempa-gumi.inc" is popular in Japan and the popularity is spreading overseas with their unique performance and originality. Their first movie debut was the CG fantasy full action series "Innocent Lilies" which opened in 2013 in theaters and streamed on Viki worldwide. Screenplay by Reiko Yoshida who is known for K-ON! and Girls and Panzer. Directed by Koichi Sakamoto who is known for Power Rangers.. Both are the leading creators in the animation and CG action field.
The screenwriter, director and main actors remain the same and the story is scaled-up even more. Among the full variety of actors are six members of Dempa-gumi.inc who challenged action scenes bravely again. They are going to battle against the Group of Black Witch. What will happen to them? White Witches with scars in their heart will change the world and this era with the power of magic!
White Witch Academy--It is a secret place where welcomes the girls with scars and broken hearts. A girl Moga who is suffering from the deep scars in her heart from the training (Etude) became a White Witch and began her journey to save the "world". Another White Witch, Risa appeared in front of her. Furthermore, group of Black Witches who think of the White Witches as enemies appeared in front of them. They are trying to create a new world with their witch power. In order to rescue Risa who is captured by the Black Witches, Moga goes into the Black Witch Academy. There, Moga encounters the familiar girls who she spent time with at the White Witch Academy.